Afro R&B: Mapouka Dance Hall class w/Heaven (STUDIO)
May 7, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
1st to bring Afrobeat, Afro House, Mapouka, and Punta dance classes to Stamford, CT, Afro Rhythm and Beats launched in 2018 by partnering with amazing dance instructors such as Heaven Blanco.
From booty shaking, body rolls, hip, booty, and cheek isolation as well as hair whips and more. Mapouka & Dance Hall moves are broken down step by step to help anyone master the basics.
Modern day twerking is very similar to Mapouka, a dance from Côte d’Ivoire. The dance has existed for centuries and consists of a series of movements emphasizing the buttocks. Mapouka requires great skill and isolation of muscles. From its origin, Mapouka was a celebratory dance for festivals by Africans and was widely accepted because people believed that this dance led to encounters with God.